RAVENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eugene Monroe calls for NFL to end marijuana ban

No matter how seriously the NFL tackles the issue of player safety, football remains a dangerous game. Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, in an article he wrote for The Players’ Tribune, says that the game’s devastating toll on the body could be eased if the NFL allowed marijuana for medical purposes. Monroe says that it’s still routine for players to line up in the locker...
Via The Sports Daily
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

It’s ALIVE!!! Ravens 2015 1st-round draft pick Perriman is running again like a deer!

The 2015 first-round pick was back on the practice field for the first week of the Ravens’ OTA’s. This is the first look at Breshad Perriman after he injured his knee on the first day of training camp last year and missed the entire season. http://prod.images.ravens.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/RAVENS//assets/images/imported/BAL/video-thumbnails/2016...
Via Ravens Football Machine
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

New instant replay instituted by NFL

In what must be considered a small victory for the Baltimore Ravens, the NFL has instituted a new instant replay condition. The rule was installed at the Spring League Meetings in Charlotte on Tuesday. The Baltimore Ravens and head coach John Harbaugh must have at least halfway smiled with the new rule implementation. With the new instant replay instituted by the NFL, the reviewable...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens OT talks drug use in the NFL, calls for end to marijuana ban

Seven-year NFL veteran Eugene Monroe wants the NFL to alter its drug policy and allow players to use medical marijuana to treat their injuries. In a piece published on The Players' Tribune, Monroe opens up about the ingrained behavior of taking drugs and painkillers before and after games, which Monroe says can lead to an unhealthy addiction for many players. Monroe describes the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ravens, ex-Cal RB Justin Forsett has new respect for fantasy football after prison visit

On visit to San Quentin with at-risk youth, running back learns some inmates had drafted him on their teams
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
1 day ago

Ravens RB Justin Forsett visits prison and learns he's a fantasy favorite among inmates

Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett had a rough go of it last season after exploding for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. He suffered a broken right arm in Week 11, forcing him to miss the final six games of the season. His breakout year just two seasons ago made him a fantasy football favorite among drafters.Even inmates at San Quentin State Prison were fans of...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An active offseason for two rookie Ravens

After an underwhelming, if injury plagued, 2015 season, the Baltimore Ravens are looking for a successful bounce back season in 2016. With Ozzie Newsome as the brains behind the operation as General Manager, the Baltimore Ravens have had a very active offseason between free agency and the draft. How much the moves made by Newsome and company impact the team will be determined when...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leslie Frazier brings new credibility to Ravens secondary…

According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Leslie Frazier, a former NFL cornerback who was the Minnesota Vikings head coach for parts of four seasons and spent the past two years as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator, was named the Ravens’ new secondary coach. Chris Hewitt, the Ravens defensive backs coach during the 2015 season, will work with Frazier. Matt Weiss...
Via Ravens Football Machine
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens back off replay proposal

My how things change from day to day in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens have apparently dropped their petition for the overhaul of the NFL’s replay system. The Baltimore Ravens were pushing to have a complete overhaul of the current replays in the NFL and were planning to implement a number of changes. Most of these changes the Baltimore Ravens proposed were regarding making most replays...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens reportedly will be investigated by NFL for CBA violation

It appears the Baltimore Ravens will be under the NFL microscope soon.According to ESPN, the league will investigate the Ravens for having rookies and first-year players using full pads at a minicamp, which violates the collective bargaining agreement.A Ravens official told the outlet that the team is not aware of any probe but added that there was a brief period on May 6 when rookies...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL investigating Ravens for rookie minicamp in full pads

Over the past few years, teams like the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots have been involved in serious scandals. Could the Baltimore Ravens be added to this list? As of Monday, the team has been placed under NFL investigation due to reportedly practicing in full pads at their latest rookie minicamp, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. The current Collective Bargaining...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens being investigated for CBA violation with rookies

The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly being investigated by the NFL to determine if they violated the rules of the collective bargaining agreement during their rookie minicamp. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Ravens are said to have dressed their rookies in full pads at one point, which is not allowed during this portion of offseason workouts. A Ravens official claims...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornerback experience craved by Ravens as they sign Jerraud Powers…

It’s a mantra I’ve heard over and over as spoken by Ravens radio color commentator and former Colts linebacker Stan White— “you can never have enough cornerbacks who can play at this level…” Obviously Ozzie was listening as he went out and signed veteran corner Jerraud Powers to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old defender has started 82 of 87 career games in the NFL...
Via Ravens Football Machine
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronnie Stanley, Ravens agree to rookie deal

The Baltimore Ravens are hoping that former Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley is going to be the answer to some of their woes along the offensive line. This is probably why they selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. On Friday, Stanley became the next first-round pick to sign his rookie deal. Like all other rookies selected in the first round, his...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Navy approves Keenan Reynolds to play in NFL

Keenan Reynolds and Joe Cardona will be granted permission by the U.S. Navy to play NFL football this year. Reynolds was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft. Cardona, a long snapper, is a second-year player for the New England Patriots. As first noted by Pro Football Talk, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told the Dan Patrick Show this morning that...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eugene Monroe donates $80,000 for marijuana research

Doubling down on his push for the NFL to legalize the use of marijuana for players suffering from pain, Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe has donated $80,000 for marijuana research at the University of Pennsylvania. Last week, Monroe preempted this move by starting a website that campaigns the NFL to remove marijuana from its list of banned substances (read more here). He and...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Eugene Monroe advocating NFL to legalize marijuana

In order to promote the medicinal benefits of marijuana, Baltimore Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe has launched a website urging the NFL to drop their ban on the substance. Monroe posted this introduction to his Facebook page encouraging his followers to check out his site. “I’m excited to unveil my new website: visitwww.eugenemonroe.com to learn more about my story and...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens’ pick Alex Lewis was shopping when he was drafted

There are always some bizarre stories in the latter stages of the NFL draft. In the 2016 edition, the Baltimore Ravens almost didn’t draft a player because they couldn’t reach him when they called. Nebraska offensive tackle Alex Lewis was waiting for that phone call, and in order to pass the time he did some grocery shopping. Because these stories always work out like this...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL warns players that meat in Mexico, China may contain banned substances

How difficult is it to keep track of all the substances that are banned by the NFL? Let’s just say players have been warned to only consume meat in certain countries. On Tuesday, the NFL sent a letter to players warning them that meat produced in China and Mexico has been found to contain a substance that is on the league’s no-no list. Steve Smith and some other players shared...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh likens fourth round of NFL Draft to Star Trek

As far as the classic “Star Trek or Star Wars” debate is concerned, it’s plainly clear which sci-fi franchise Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh pledges his allegiance. The Ravens had a record five picks in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, making for a frenetic handful of moments in the team’s war room that Harbaugh likened to being on the bridge of the “Starship...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens were going to draft Laremy Tunsil with sixth pick before bong video

After the video of Laremy Tunsil smoking from a bong appeared on Twitter during Thursday night’s first round, the Ravens changed their original plan on taking Tunsil and instead took Ronnie Stanley, according to ESPN. Initials reports suggesting the same surfaced on Twitter on Thursday immediately after the Ravens made their pick. It was revealed that the Ravens took Tunsil off...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith accepts invite, takes autistic teen to prom

Aubrey Bridges, an 18-year-old high schooler saw a video of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith dancing, and of course, thought he would make for a an awesome prom date. Through WBTV‘s “Molly’s Kids” program, Smith heard about Bridges wanting to go to prom with him. Smith found it only appropriate that he ask her to prom just like anybody else would. He was able...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens eyeing Joey Bosa, edge rushers at No. 6

The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly focusing on Ohio State’s Joey Bosa and a pair of other edge pass-rushers with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the Ravens believe Bosa is the “type of young pass-rusher” needed to prepare for life after aging veterans Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. If Bosa is gone when Baltimore comes...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has lost 22 pounds

Trent Richardson seems like a man who is intent on proving that he can still contribute in the NFL, and he has been going through some intense workouts this offseason to help him get there. Mike McCoy, Richardson’s former Alabama teammate who has been training him over the past several months, recently revealed on Instagram that Richardson has lost 22 pounds and is down to 218...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens admit to paying attention to media mock drafts

Devoured and criticized equally by NFL fans, mock drafts completed by the media actually serve a purpose for at least one NFL franchise. According to assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, the Baltimore Ravens pay serious attention to the various mocks found around the Internet. “I look at all that stuff a lot because I think, at least, I believe — every team is different...
Via The Sports Daily
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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